About 4:10 p.m., on March 17, 1983, after receiving a clear signal indicating a clear main track route, Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad Company train No. 103, entered a misaligned track switch leading from the main track to an interchange track and collided with standing freight cars on the interchange track. A signal maintainer was working on the switch circuit controller, and had disconnected the shunt wires while working at that location. The engineer of train No. 103 received serious injuries, and the fireman and brakeman received minor injuries. Damage was estimated to be about $2,443,295.